Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lakewood, Colorado

Find a therapist in Lakewood, Colorado that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lakewood to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Tiffany Pallas

Tiffany Pallas, LCSW, LAC, EMDR, Trained

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. I am a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addictions counselor who has additional specialized training in integrated trauma treatment including an evidenced based practice called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have been working with and supporting adults and adolescents in individual and group therapy for the last 15 years. I have extensive experience, expertise and training in trauma-informed evidence based practices. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Malia  Mead

Malia Mead , LMFT

Welcomes to BetterHelp! My name is Malia and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Colorado. I hold my Masters in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University (CA). I have been practicing therapy and counseling over 8 years. I am so glad that you made a decision to get support and guidance! Therapy can be a big decision and it requires a lot of trust and vulnerability which is why Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dedra Chavis

Dedra Chavis, MA, LPC

Hello, I'm Dedra Chavis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Mental Health. My work experience includes a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, family dynamics, self-esteem, health, and lifestyle. I also have a specialty in working with complex trauma. I am skilled in individual, family and group therapy, utilizing evidence and strength based treatment models including Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Trista Sorenson

Trista Sorenson, MA, LPC

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have experience working mostly with adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, trauma, confidence and self-esteem and career challenges. I am committed to helping people through a method specific to their needs. I’m here to counsel, and counseling isn’t a “one size fits all” when you have a lot Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Dr. Michelle Rollins

Dr. Michelle Rollins, PhD, LPC

Has life worn you down? You’re not alone! Maybe you feel that despite all of your attempts to create the life you really want, you can’t quite get there. Perhaps you continue to struggle with feeling out of control and overwhelmed by your emotions. I’m here to help! I work to provide a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to heal hurts, build coping skills, make positive changes, and achieve goals. I’m passionate about Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Christopher Akins

Christopher Akins, MS, MA, LPC

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 10+ years of counseling and mindset coaching experience. My practice focuses on helping clients overcome challenges with trauma, substance abuse, and difficulties managing emotions. I also help them develop a growth mindset that enables them to succeed in achieving their life and career goals. In our sessions together we will focus on self exploration, and developing Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lea Ayer

Lea Ayer, MA, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and have been working in community mental health since 2015. I work closely with individuals who are currently going through major life changes (marriage, growing family, career changes, divorce, death, etc.). I also have experience in helping people struggling with grief and loss, chronic illness, facing terminal illnesses, or experiencing caregiver stress. I approach counseling by looking at all aspects of life; mind, body, environment, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Dr. Renae DellaCroce

Dr. Renae DellaCroce, PhD, LPC

Hello I am Dr. Renae DellaCroce.I am a respectful and humanistic therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). I am a Certified Addiction Counselor III (CACIII), in the state of Colorado. I have been in the counseling field for over 30 years, starting as a wilderness counselor for teens. I received my bachelors of psychology degree in 1984, master’s degree in Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 36 years


Toni Kooy

Toni Kooy, LPC

Hello and Welcome, In my experience, people seek counseling for many different reasons. Although life can be challenging and sometimes difficult, I believe that with support and effective strategies, we can all find a way to thrive in any situation at any stage of life. There are times when we need help processing losses and painful situations as well and I believe therapy can help anyone find relief from pain in these distressing situations. Through non-judgemental and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years


An Overview of Mental Health in Lakewood, Colorado

Nestled in the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains just southwest of downtown Denver is Lakewood, Colorado. Sitting at more than a mile above sea level at 5,518 feet, this suburb of Denver is home to approximately 150,000 people and covers 44 square miles with a population density of 3,500 people per square mile.

There are no shortage of things to do in Lakewood, especially if you take into account the surrounding communities and of course, the popular outdoor activities that Colorado is known for. Just minutes west is the famed Red Rock Amphitheater, Bear Creek Lake Park and head the other way to check out a variety of museums, Denver Center for the Arts, Coors Field and Mile High Stadium.

Mental Health Statistics for Lakewood

Maintaining and supporting behavioral or mental health is a vital component of overall health. In Lakewood, more than 30 percent of community members cited that they had felt more than one day of poor mental health in the previous month. Finances may play a role in how that number is collected as a majortiy of voluntary reporters earn less than $50,000 per year.

Each year in Colorado, more than 250,000 people need access to mental health resources but only one third actually get it. Lakewood sees similar numbers in its community and breaks down what their numbers represent. Depression ranks number one among young adults and minors with anxiety following a close second. Sadly, substance abuse disorders continue to rise as well as those needing help aren’t getting it.

What Makes Lakewood Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

Lakewood residents are susceptible to mental illness much like any other part of the country. Factors include the high cost of living stressors, and cold weather living in the winter time, when depression and anxiety skyrocket in the area.

  • Residents of Lakewood earn a lower wage than average (for the area), and the cost of housing has become a concern since 2010. A direct link has been established between financial stress and depression/anxiety.
  • Denver and the surrounding suburbs such as Lakewood are known for their high housing costs. The median home cost in Lakewood is $332,000.
  • The median household income in Lakewood is $58,000.
  • Less sunlight in the winter means less Vitamin D. A lack of that essential vitamin has been linked to depression.

Divorce Rate in Lakewood

Divorce in the Lakewood area is slightly higher than the national average at 15 percent, though this number is representative of the divorced residents, not the actually rate of divorce, which in Colorado is just above 4 percent. A slightly older than average population, 38 years old, might be one factor but also a rapid influx of married couples with college educations might be another.

Yet another factor may be the high number of marital and premarital counselors in Lakewood and the surrounding areas. Either way, Lakewood seems to be a good place to get married, and stay married.

Mental Health Resources in Lakewood

Colorado in general spends nearly a billion dollars every year on providing mental health resources. Jefferson County where Lakewood is located spends millions of dollars each year promoting that people get outside more as physical activity has been proven to ease the symptoms of depression, anxiety and boost one’s overall feeling of wellness.

Beyond things people can do for themselves to find relief from mental illness, Lakewood is home to many mental health professionals. Jefferson County also has hundreds more therapists, counselors, psychologist and psychiatrists available to help those in need.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Lakewood

Living in any metropolitan suburb such as Lakewood comes with the challenge of choosing between hundreds, if not thousands of professionals willing to help. It becomes the buyer’s dilemma – with so many to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?

The Internet, your primary care physician, insurance companies, local clinics and non-profit organizations all offer referrals to therapists in your area. When searching on the Internet it can be even more frustrating to choose since nearly all counselors have an online presence that makes them seem like the solution.

We put together this directory to help you make an informed decision about who to choose to help you with your mental health issues. Learn more about each professional’s education, background, experience, modality and personality. The more you learn, the better decision you can make, hopefully leading you to meeting the one professional who’s a perfect match for your needs.